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The SMX models are the high end models of the American Classic Series lineup.

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SMX-1

The design of the SMX-1 was inspired by Valley Arts' Larry Carlton Custom model.
SMX-1 pro shot
  • 1993-1996

Body:

  • Solid Ash body with carved top
  • 7/8 size body
  • Valley Arts Scarf JointTM
  • Belly carve
SMX-1 pro shot 3-0

Neck:

  • Bolt-on "Bird's Eye" Maple neck w/ Scarf joint
  • Ebony fretboard with Mother of Pearl dot inlays
  • Rounded headstock (Early 1993)
  • Valley Arts headstock
  • 24 ArticuFretsTM
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Ivoroid
  • Single-ply body and headstock
  • Double-ply neck
SMX-1 pro shot 2

Electronics:

  • Two single coil pickups, one humbucker
  • Optional Duncan Design pickups
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • 16:1 ratio die-cast machine heads
  • Metal knobs
  • "KKT-3" Licensed Floyd Rose locking, 2-point tremolo
  • Zero fret locking nut

Finishes:

  • Cherry Sunburst (CS)
  • Tobacco Sunburst (TS)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • 3-Tone Sunburst (3SB)

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SMX-2

93 SMX2

1993 SMX-1 3SB

SMX-2 R features Rosewood fretboard.

  • 1993-2000

Body:

  • Solid Ash body with carved top
  • 7/8 size body
  • Valley Arts Scarf JointTM
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard with Abalone dot inlays
  • Rosewood fretboard with Abalone dot inlays (SMX-2 R)
  • Rounded headstock (Early 1993)
  • Valley Arts headstock
  • 24 ArticuFretsTM
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Ivoroid
  • Single-ply body (front) and headstock
  • Double-ply neck

Electronics:

  • Two single coil pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • 16:1 ratio die-cast machine heads
  • Hardtail bridge

Finishes:

  • Cherry Sunburst (CS)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Tobacco Sunburst (TS)
  • 3-Tone Sunburst (3SB)

SMX-3

96 SMX3-TBL 2

1996 SMX-3 TBL

  • 1993-1996
93 SMX3-0

1993 SMX-3 CS

Body:

  • Solid Nato body with carved top
  • Valley Arts Scarf JointTM
  • Belly carve
96 SMX3-TBL 5

"Scarf Joint"

Neck:

  • Bolt-on "Bird's Eye" Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard with Abalone dot inlays
  • Rounded headstock (Early 1993)
  • Valley Arts headstock
  • 22 ArticuFretsTM
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Ivoroid
  • Single-ply body (front), neck and headstock
96 SMX3-TBL 4

Electronics:

  • Two single coil pickups, one humbucker
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone
93 SMX-3

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • 16:1 ratio die-cast machine heads
  • Locking nut
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Optional "KKT-3" Licensed Floyd Rose locking, 2-point tremolo
  • Zero fret locking nut (KKT-3)

Finishes:

  • Translucent Red (TR)
  • Translucent Blue (TBL)
  • Cherry Sunburst (CS)
  • Walnut (WA)

SMX-4

93 SMX4

1993 SMX-4 TR

Same as SMX-3, but with Tune-O-Matic style bridge and stopbar tailpiece.

  • 1993-2000

Finishes:

  • Translucent Black (TBK)
  • Translucent Blue (TBL)
  • Translucent Red (TR)

SMX-5

Body:

  • Solid Ash body with carved top
  • 7/8 size body
  • Valley Arts Scarf JointTM
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on "Bird's Eye" Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard with Mother of Pearl dot inlays
  • Valley Arts headstock
  • 24 ArticuFretsTM
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Ivoroid
  • Single-ply body (front), neck and headstock

Electronics:

  • Two single coil pickups, one humbucker
  • Optional Duncan Design pickups
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • 16:1 ratio die-cast machine heads
  • Tune-O-Matic style bridge and stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Translucent Red (TR)

SMBX-1

SMBX

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